Though the title of this paper suggests otherwise, there is no such thing as a uniform European Legal Education. Not within the context of the European Union (27 Member States), let alone in the context of the Council of Europe (47 Member States). In this paper, I will briefly describe the state of affairs of legal education in Europe after and with the Bologna declaration.' I will focus upon the impact of European law on legal education and the connection with present-day legal research focusing upon comparative law, European law, international law, Europeanization and globalization. Subsequently I will focus upon the Maastricht initiative to establish the European Law School, as a new and innovative law school focused upon training the lawyers and academics of the future.
Aalt W. Heringa, European Legal Education: The Maastricht Experience, 29 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 81 (2010).